Based in Philadelphia, the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY) was founded in 1991 to empower and educate low-income, disadvantaged at-risk urban youth. IDAAY was formed in response to the alarming statistics characterizing the high level of violence reflected in the lives of disadvantaged youth in the Philadelphia area.
A large segment of the city’s minority youth resides in high-risk, “hotspot” neighborhoods and are under-educated, besieged by social and economic problems, as well as denied of cultural opportunities essential for a well-rounded, productive life. IDAAY addresses these issues by providing youths with effective guidance, communication skills, self-esteem, leadership, and family support. To date, over 27,000 African American youths and their families have directly benefited from the vital programs and services of this organization.
As a proud member of the Philadelphia community, McCormick Taylor’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee requested funds for IDAAY from our Charity Committee. The donation will help IDAAY continue to provide educational, cultural, prevention, and intervention programs and support services that aim to reduce high-level violence to underserved urban youth throughout the city.
About McCormick Taylor's DEI Committee
McCormick Taylor strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment. Our commitment to inclusion spans age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and physical and mental ability. Our focus is on building a culture that promotes, supports, and values the diverse backgrounds and voices of our employees so that everyone can succeed.
About McCormick Taylor's Charity Committee
McCormick Taylor’s Charity Committee helps our employees give back to their communities. By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.
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